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It is currently one of the hottest projects at Netflix : Zack Snyder once pitched the story of » Rebel Moon » as a «Star Wars» film, now it will become an independent ci-fi actioner (and probably an entire franchise) for the streaming giant . And this one is Snyder’s no slouch: the concept art released so far promises an epic and gritty space adventure, and the latest short video released by the director himself gives us a first glimpse of a new one that’s pretty cool and gritty throwing looking alien figure…
Snyder tweeted the video of the horned figure standing amidst the swirling fog, describing it as footage from a makeup test. It is assumed that we see one of the villains of the film — at least the alien lady looks extremely sinister.
But Snyder isn’t just stingy when it comes to looks, Snyder also doesn’t skimp on the cast — and has just added a great Hollywood nobility to the already respectable cast of «Rebel Moon»: The two-time Oscar winner Sir Anthony Hopkins («The Silence of the Lämmer”, “The Father”) is a fresh addition to the cast , according to Deadline .
Anthony Hopkins as combat robot
It is also already known which role Hopkins will take on — namely a speaking role: The Hollywood legend will lend her voice to the robot Jimmy. According to Deadline , Jimmy is «an incredibly sentient JC1435 mechanized combat robot that once defended the now-slain king.»
Anthony Hopkins expands the already well-known cast around, among others, Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ed Skrein, Cary Elwes, Ray Fisher, Jena Malone, Corey Stoll, Michiel Huisman and many more.
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That’s what «Rebel Moon» is about
As previously mentioned, Rebel Moon got its start as an idea for a solo Star Wars movie apart from the main Skywalker series — and the epic sci-fi story now being made for Netflix could actually just as easily be imagined as a Introduce the plot of a Star Wars adventure: A peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the armies of the tyrannical regent Balisarius. Desperate residents send a young woman ( Sofia Boutella ) with a mysterious past to rally warriors on neighboring planets to confront the threat together.
It is not yet known when » Rebel Moon » will be released on Netflix. However, since filming has only just begun, it is not expected to start before the beginning of 2023. Although mid-2023 is even more likely, since the effects-heavy «Rebel Moon» will certainly take quite a while in post-production.
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